Friday, February 17, 2012
Federal school lunch mandate is an utter disaster
Thanks to Michelle Obama's unhinged obsession with mandating health, the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act got passed and is going into effect July 1. Among other things it mandates lower sugar and sodium in foods to the point of tastelessness, it bans chocolate milk unless it's skim, and all children must, MUST receive a 1/2 cup serving of fruits or vegetables whether they like it or not.
Of course with liberal elitists who think they know everything, their good intentions are what count, not the actual outcome of their idiotic, overbearing, policy dictates. Of course it's not really about the kids' health, it's about keeping the food-service unions fully funded since they bill the American taxpayer for every serving of lunchroom slop the spoon onto some kid's plate.
In Florida alone, where the program is already in effect, over $70,000 worth of fruits and vegetables have been thrown in the trash cans, yet Michelle remains steadfastly undeterred even as nationwide implementation looms.